Cubic Telecom expands its in-car Wi-Fi coverage footprint for connected car services in Europe

Cubic Telecom announced this week that it has doubled the number of countries in Europe where it provides in-car Wi-Fi services. 

Several brands within the Volkswagen Group are already offering Cubic Telecom’s solution in these new markets with other brands in the Volkswagen portfolio following suit over the coming months.

The expanded footprint of 26 countries for Cubic Telecom’s in-car Wi-Fi services now includes the new markets of Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Estonia, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Norway, Poland, Portugal, San Marino, and Slovakia. Drivers in these markets can register for connectivity services and connect to an in-car LTE Wi-Fi hotspot across Europe.

Passengers can connect securely up to 8 devices simultaneously to the Wi-Fi hotspot, including tablets and smartphones. In-car bundled data plans are available for purchase from the display screen within the car and from an online app, allowing access to this reliable high-speed LTE connection. 

As a result of recent price drops across key European markets, drivers now get more data for less, with up to 80 percent reductions on the original cost of data bundles. The number of languages supported by this online service has also increased from 8 to 14.

Cubic Telecom’s one-SIM solution comprises of breakdown, concierge, emergency calling, telematics, in-car Wi-Fi hotspot, and access to online infotainment services, empowering drivers and passengers to keep in touch while on the move. 

Cubic’s coverage footprint for these bundled services in Europe extends to over 50 countries. Cubic Telecom’s core network spans more than 180 countries worldwide, with over 75 tier-1 mobile operator partnerships, and 2.5 million drivers already using Cubic’s connected car solution across Europe and Asia today.

“The expansion to new markets for our connected car solution represents a significant growth opportunity for Cubic Telecom. Our hassle-free, end-to-end offering has attracted top automakers due to our ability to scale globally and comply with local regulations in each of the markets where we operate,” said Barry Napier, Cubic Telecom CEO. “The Cubic Telecom team collaborates closely with automakers in evolving connected vehicle technologies and remains committed to enhancing driver experience in additional markets.”

Earlier this month, Cubic Telecom participated at the Frankfurt International Motor Show (IAA), where it showcased its in-market connected car capabilities using a dashboard from the all-electric Audi e-Tron, where show visitors will be able to access infotainment apps in real-time, connect their devices to the Wi-Fi hotspot, and top-up on high-speed LTE data plans, just as they can in the production car.

In addition to its partnership with Volkswagen Group brands, Cubic has been collaborating with Microsoft on its Microsoft Connected Vehicle Platform from the beginning of this year. The Microsoft Connected Vehicle Platform combines infrastructure and platform services built on Microsoft Azure with a strong partner network to empower the automotive industry to create connected driving experiences.

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